Category: Education and Youth

Apply for U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2015 Emerging Leaders Initiative

Apply for U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2015 Emerging Leaders Initiative

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is bringing their nationally acclaimed Emerging Leaders Initiative to Pittsburgh. This free program is offered to business executives of companies which are poised for growth in historically challenged communities. The federal training initiative occurs over the course of several months and provides the opportunity for participants to learn development and expansion strategies, including how to access new capital and secure government contracts.

Celebrate “Mister Rogers’ Day” with Free Admission at the Children’s Museum!

Celebrate “Mister Rogers’ Day” with Free Admission at the Children’s Museum!

Fred Rogers was born on March 20, 1928 and each year the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh celebrates his birthday by holding a “Mister Rogers’ Day.” This year, the event falls on this Friday and there will be free admission all day (one adult must accompany every five children). The museum has honored Pittsburgh’s icon since 1998 with a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood exhibit and in 2011 refurbished many of the components of the exhibit and integrated them throughout the museum. You can find the Neighborhood Trolley in the Garage, King Friday’s Castle in the Theater, and Mister Rogers’ Sweater and Sneakers located in MAKESHOP and the Attic.

Work as a Citiparks Lifeguard This Summer

Work as a Citiparks Lifeguard This Summer

Pittsburgh’s Citiparks Aquatics Division is currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2015 summer season. If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatic Division needs you. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2015. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.

Pittsburgh Regional “My Brother’s Keeper” Committee Named

Pittsburgh Regional “My Brother’s Keeper” Committee Named

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 18, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Allegheny County has named the committee to oversee local implementation of President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which is seeking ways to provide more opportunities to boys and young men of color.

On MLK Day, Mayor Participates with Pittsburgh Children to Promote Peace and Understanding Through the Arts

On MLK Day, Mayor Participates with Pittsburgh Children to Promote Peace and Understanding Through the Arts

PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 19, 2015) Mayor William Peduto’s schedule today focuses on honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, along with Pittsburgh children citywide.

University of Pittsburgh Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

University of Pittsburgh Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed this year on Monday, January 19. The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development within the University’s Office of Student Affairs is holding a series of events from Friday, January 16 to Friday, January 23 to mark the occasion and the legacy of this remarkable man who had a vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Free U.Lab Course: Transforming Business, Society, and Self

Free U.Lab Course: Transforming Business, Society, and Self

U.Lab and the Presencing Institute is offering a free experiential six-week course on Transforming Business, Society, and Self. It’s being conducted worldwide through ed.X which provides interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Locally, AE Works and The Beauty Shoppe are hosting a hub for this course where you can experience in-person interaction, learning, and coaching.

Believe in #Pittsburgh!  Give Now to the Emergency Toy Drive!

Believe in #Pittsburgh! Give Now to the Emergency Toy Drive!

As you may have heard, there was an unexpected mix-up involving Toys for Tots this year because as the holidays got closer, several organizations received no toys to pass out to local children. But, this is Pittsburgh—we don’t let things like this happen; we come together as a community, and we give whenever and however we can. We talk to our friends, our neighbors, and our family members, and we solve problems.

Mayor William Peduto Addressing White House Summit on Early Education

Mayor William Peduto Addressing White House Summit on Early Education

PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 10, 2014) Mayor William Peduto will be a featured speaker this morning at President Barack Obama’s White House Summit on Early Education.

“I am honored to be the only Mayor in the country invited to speak about the ongoing work we are doing on Pre-K education in Pittsburgh, and I firmly committed to supporting the President’s agenda,” Mayor Peduto said.

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Yoga provides a myriad of benefits both physical and mental to its practitioners. The Pittsburgh Yoga Collective (PYC) is a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh whose mission is to bring the practice of yoga and mindfulness to the many diverse populations and groups in the Pittsburgh region, including underserved and at-risk populations. The collective was created by Caitlin Lasky who brings her passion for helping others and her love of yoga combined with her work in local non-profits and her yoga training here, in Philadelphia, D.C. and New York City to create this brand new initiative.